Has this been a hot year?
There are many ways to measure this but the following graphic shows the number of days of declared Total Fire Ban across West Gippsland. In 2008/09 there were 11, this year just one so yes this has been a milder year than what we have experienced recently however March is still tipped to be hot.
How bad has our fire season been?
The following graphic gives you a comparison of fire seasons from 1977 to the present in terms of hectares burnt across public and private land. Thankfully this has been a quiet year for Latrobe City.